Dear freshman self, the world does not revolve around you

Rebecca Lee

May 24, 2018

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Brace yourself for what I’m about to tell you. It will cause you to question all that you think you know and force you to change your outlook. It will likely be the most revelatory lesson you learn in high school: the world doe...

Dear freshman self, let yourself take a risk once in a while

Arjun Thakkar

May 24, 2018

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I really had no idea what I was doing freshman year when I walked into the Northfield campus. Like that circus clown who your parents invited to your birthday party but repulsed all the little kids with his bad jokes and puns, I f...

Dear freshman self, it’s time to embrace the embarrassments

Mia Sherin

May 24, 2018

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It was a few weeks into freshman year, and I was sitting in my assigned study hall. The room, per usual, was dead silent, and our study hall monitor sat perched at the front, passing judgement on how hard each of us seemed to ...

Dear freshman self, no matter what happens, you will survive

Michelle Yurovsky

May 24, 2018

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Freshman year feels like it was a lifetime ago.  I can honestly say you have grown in many ways; you’ve become a better version of yourself. I have some advice I would like to give you, and I wish someone had told you this...

Westernized education could be blinding

Claudia Levens

April 20, 2018

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I think constantly about the extent to which our existence as a Western nation influences what we learn about history and how we learn it. For instance, why is it that at some point, as The College Board was creating the list...

Am I a big Fortnite girl? Time to find out

Mia Sherin

April 20, 2018

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“See that person over there? You need to kill him. Switch to your shotgun, and then hit the right trigger.” “Okay, is this the right trig-” “No, Mia, stop turning around.” “Right, sorry, let me just hit the...

Going to college 4,000 miles away

Michelle Yurovsky

April 20, 2018

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I am planning to leave the country for college. I am deciding between the University of Tel Aviv and the University of Amsterdam. As of now, only a handful of people in my grade are leaving the country for college. It is...

College admissions is rigged against all of us

Staff Editorial

April 20, 2018

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In 2014, Students for Fair Admissions, a group of over a dozen Asian American students, sued Harvard University for allegedly using a race-based quota system in admissions. In a case that may be headed for the Supreme Court,...

Getting big money out of politics starts in the voting booths

Ezra Wallach

April 20, 2018

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A democracy that’s supposed to be controlled by the people is now heavily influenced by super-PACS and billionaires

Living in fear does not make us safer

Staff Editorial

March 23, 2018

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On Wednesday, Mar. 14, New Trier held its breath as news slowly trickled in about the gunman situation at Northwestern. Everybody knows somebody there. 9th period that day felt like the longest 40 minutes ever.   Around 2:15 P.M.,...

We need change now

Staff Editorial

March 23, 2018

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On Tuesday Mar. 20, yet another school shooting took place, this time in Maryland at Great Mills High School. A seventeen year old male shot and wounded two students with a handgun, before being shot by resource officer Blaine...

We should be scared of our own potential

Mia Sherin

March 23, 2018

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The thought of a school shooting has always been scary. As a young kid in a lockdown drill, no one ever announced, “Yes, I welcome a shooter! Let me fend them off. I got this.” No, we all cowered in a corner, imagining the what...